Sights & Attractions in Cairo

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Name Category Location
 
Abd El Rahman M. Harraz Seeds, Medicinal, and Medical Plants
Near the Museum of Islamic Arts is this fantastic...
Stores / Malls Islamic Cairo South
 
Al-Azhar Mosque and University
Originally built in AD 970 by the conquering...
Religious Sites, Educational Institutions Islamic Cairo South
 
Al-Ghuriyya
This medieval landmark stands on either side of...
Castles / Palaces, Memorials / Monuments Islamic Cairo South
 
Al-Rifa'i Mosque
Although it appears neo-Mamluk in style, this...
Religious Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Bab al-Futuh
To the left, inside the entrance to the is a...
Architectural Sites, Viewpoints Islamic Cairo North
 
Bab al-Nasr
This gate is similar to Bab al-Futuh, except that...
Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Bab Zuwayla
Built in 1092, this is one of three remaining...
Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo South
 
Banque Misr
Colonial Cairo emulated the French, was run by...
Architectural Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
Bayt al-Suhaymi
Considered the best example of domestic Islamic...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Ben Ezra Synagogue
Originally the Church of Saint Michael, the...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Chaar-Hachamaim Synagogue
This unusual concrete block with a subtle art...
Religious Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
Church of Saint Barbara
Named for a young Nicodemian woman who was...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Church of Saint Mercurius
Yet another Roman legionary, Mercurius, or Abu...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Church of Saint Sergius
Known in Arabic as 'Abu Serga, this church is...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
The Citadel
Until Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi arrived in Cairo in...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Complex of Amir Shaykhu
Flanking Shar'a Saliba, this mosque and khanqah...
Religious Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Complex of Qalaun
One of the early Mamluk rulers of Egypt, Mansur...
Architectural Sites, Memorials / Monuments Islamic Cairo North
 
Convent of Saint George
This convent's namesake holds a special place in...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Coptic Museum
Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic...
Museums / Galleries Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
The Egyptian Antiquities Museum
On the north end of Maydan Tahrir, this huge...
Museums / Galleries Downtown and Bulaq
 
Gayer-Anderson Museum
Also known as Bayt al-Kiritliya, the museum...
Museums / Galleries The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Groppi
On the western edge of Maydan Tala'at Harb,...
Restaurants Downtown and Bulaq
 
The Hanging Church
Known in Arabic as al-Muallaqah ("the...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
House of Gamal al-Din al Dhahabbi
The second right after al-Ghuriyya along al-Mu'iz...
Houses / Mansions Islamic Cairo South
 
Khan al-Khalili
The Khan has been a marketplace since the end of...
Markets / Bazaars Islamic Cairo North
 
L'Orientaliste
This small, unostentatious bookstore is one of...
Stores / Malls Downtown and Bulaq
 
Madrasa and Mausoleum of Sultan al-Salih al-Ayyubi
Although it does not appear to be very...
Architectural Sites, Memorials / Monuments Islamic Cairo North
 
Madrasa and Mausoleum of Taghribardi
This small but impressive complex was built in...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Madrasa of al-Nasir Muhammad
Considered the greatest Mamluk sultan, al-Nasir...
Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Madrasa of Mithqal
This beautifully restored Mamluk madrasa,...
Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Madrasa of Sarghatmish
Completed in 1356 by the emir who succeeded...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Madrasa of Sultan al-Zahir Baybars I
Al-Zahir Baybars' reign (1260–77) marked the...
Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Mosque and Madrasa of Barquq
The first of the Circassian Mamluk Sultans,...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
Built between 1356 and 1363 by the Mamluk ruler...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Mosque and Tomb of Qijmas al-Ishaqi
Restored in the early part of the 20th century,...
Religious Sites, Memorials / Monuments Islamic Cairo South
 
Mosque of ‘Amr Ibn al-'Aas
Built in 642 following the conquest of Egypt,...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Mosque of al-Aqmar
The name of the mosque means "the moonlit" and...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Mosque of al-Hakim
Originally built in AD 1010 by the Fatimid...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Mosque of Altunbugha al-Maridani
Built by a son-in-law of Sultan Nasir al-Muhammad...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo South
 
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
This huge congregational mosque was built in...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Mosque of Mu'ayyad Shaykh
The Sultan Mu'ayyad chose this site because he...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo South
 
Mosque of Wazir al-Salih Tala'i
Built in 1160, this is one of the last Fatimid...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo South
 
Museum of Islamic Arts
Too often overlooked, this is one of the finest...
Museums / Galleries Islamic Cairo South
 
Nilometer
At the southern end of Rodah Island, al-miqyas...
Architectural Sites, Memorials / Monuments Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Old Red-Light District
Although the area around Shar'a Clot Bey is now...
Historic Districts / Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
Palace of Bishtak
Bishtak was a wealthy amir who married one of...
Castles / Palaces Islamic Cairo North
 
Qa'a of Muhhib al-Din
Halfway up a street called Shar'a Bayt...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Sabil-Kuttab of Abdul Rahman Katkhuda
Katkhuda is a Persian word meaning "master of the...
Architectural Sites, Memorials / Monuments Islamic Cairo North
 
Sayyidna al-Husayn Mosque
One of the holiest sites in Egypt, the mosque was...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Sednaoui
A spectacular building modeled on a store in...
Stores / Malls Downtown and Bulaq
 
St. David Building
Founded in the 1880s by a Welshman as the Davies...
Architectural Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
Tomb of Sulayman al-Faransawi
Sulayman, a Frenchman, was born Octave de...
Architectural Sites, Memorials / Monuments Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Trieste
Designed by the architect of the Banque Misr but...
Architectural Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
Wikala of al-Ghuri
This handsome building with its strong, square...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo South

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